A study published last week in the Journal of the Endocrine Society found that taking cinnamon may have positive effects on blood sugar control in people with a condition known as prediabetes, and may even slow the progression toward type 2 diabetes.
Although the 2-week study was small, the findings open the field for longer and larger studies to address whether cinnamon can help reduce the risk over time of developing type 2 diabetes. Continue reading “New Study: Cinnamon May Help Blood Sugar Levels in Prediabetes”
What did you eat for breakfast today? A spinach omelet? A bagel? Pancakes with syrup? Or, did you skip breakfast altogether? The food choices you make and timing of your meals play a very important role in balancing blood sugar. A diet that promotes optimal blood sugar balance consists of nutrient dense meals and snacks eaten regularly throughout the day. Eating frequently promotes the burning of stored fat and helps to keep you feeling satisfied and energized.
Insulin is the hormone that responds to the food that you eat. Its role is to regulate fat metabolism and control blood sugar levels. Continue reading “5 Tips for Balancing Blood Sugar”
Guest blog by Medical Director James F. Loomis, Jr., MD, MBA, at Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.
The results of President Trump’s annual physical exam are in: He is obese. He also has elevated cholesterol and evidence of heart disease. Of course, the president is not alone. His health, including his obesity, is a symptom of the national health emergency touching many Americans.
More than 93.3 million adults (almost 40% of the population) in the United States have weight in the obese range. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer Continue reading “The President’s Obesity is Symptom of National Emergency”
Last week, we talked about four numbers that are important for heart health, and this week we will look at supplements that can support your heart. Supplements can be helpful and used in combination with diet, exercise and lifestyle, and can significantly improve cardiovascular wellness. Before taking any supplement, please consult with a healthcare practitioner to make sure it is right for you.
Supplements to Support Healthy Cholesterol
Pathway Cholesterol Support: Several key vitamins, minerals, herbs, and Continue reading “Supplements for Heart Health”